Casey Dean Miller, 62, of Deep Gap, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1960, in Boone. He was the 18th of 20 children born to Spencer and Doris Miller of Deep Gap.
Casey was married to his sweetheart, Sandra Jean Miller, for 30 years. He was a graduate of Watauga High School. Casey was a longtime employee of Log Homes of America in Lenoir, where he made many friends. He was known for always having the best team of Belgium draft horses and for his deer hunting stories. He was an avid beekeeper and had a love for Volkswagons. You would often see him and Sandy riding all over in their purple VW rail buggy, which he custom built. He was the kind of man who loved his family and would always stop whatever he was doing to help someone out. He was strong in his Christian faith and a
member of Stony Fork Baptist Church in Deep Gap.
Casey is survived by his loving wife of the home, Sandy Miller; four children, Chris Spears and wife, Amanda, of Holden Beach, Misty Smithey of Wilkesboro, Jimmy Elliott of Deep Gap and Danyale Elliott of Deep Gap; nine grandchildren, Jacob Smithey, Victoria Elliott, Josiah Smithey, Elizabeth Elliott, Morgan Moorefield, Jenny Smithey, Kimberly Elliott, Casey Moorefield and Greyson Spears; siblings, Stanley Miller and wife, Janice, of Deep Gap, Ann Miller Hamby and husband, Stanley, of Deep Gap, Barney Miller and wife, Marie, of Deep Gap, Ted Miller and wife, Shirley, of Deep Gap, Steve Miller of Lenior, Darlene Miller
Watson of Deep Gap, Dallie Miller Byers and husband, Jerry, of North Wilkesboro, Ricky Miller and wife, Lisa, of Winston-Salem, Danie Miller of Lenior, Jane Arnette of Deep Gap and Jack Miller of Deep Gap; and a plethora of beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Spencer and Doris Miller, siblings, Sarah Miller, Staley Miller, Vance Miller, Sally Miller Barr, Georgia Miller Greene, Aileen Miller Greene, Bill Miller and Texie Miller Isenhour.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Stony Fork Baptist church in Deep Gap on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. The family will receive family and friends at 1 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Avenue, Lenoir, N.C., 28645.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Miller family.